2021 Life Logs, Day 84: Editing and Preparing
Date: Thursday, March 25, 2021
Weather: Misty Morning, Sunny Afternoon; High 63, Low, 45 degrees F
Location: At Home in The Cottage, East Falmouth, MA
My days are fairly predictable these days. I get up at 6:30ish to take Shadow outside for a pee break. I then go back to bed for an hour or two, get up, do stretching exercises to keep my back happy, get dressed, take Shadow for our daily mile walk, come home. I then sit down at my computer with my smoothie in hand, read the NYT Daily online, work the mini-crossword, and then either write or edit for a couple of hours. I stop at some point to eat lunch and continue writing or editing. Things change at 3 pm each day when I head out to pick Ollie up after school and then take Jonah to the skatepark for an hour or so. When I come home, I take Shadow for another walk or play ball with him. I come inside and continue writing or editing for a couple of hours, eat a late dinner, and then get on my exercise bike and pedal away while I catch up on the news of the day, write my log, go to bed and read for an hour, then collapse. In between all of this, I read and return emails, work on my current jigsaw puzzle, Today was an editing day and an I had the added task of preparing for a Zoom presentation on The Voyage of Windbird for tomorrow. The problem with this schedule is that there is no time for preparing meals, cleaning house, or gardening. Tomorrow will be different in that I will be making a presentation from 10:30 am to 12 noon. I think I will then have lunch and do outside activities from 1:00 until 3:00 pm and only allow myself to write from 5:00 to 7:00 pm. I’ll let you know how the new schedule goes.
Ollie had an appointment with the orthopedist this morning before school to check on his swollen knee caused by Lyme disease. They had to remove more fluid from his knee and they are going to extend the time he is on Doxycycline. If the Doxycycline is doing its job, the fluid gathering on his knee due to inflammation should go away. It pains me to watch him going through this, but he is a trooper. He hates it when they remove the fluid because he says it hurts so much it makes him cry. But otherwise, I don’t hear him complain. Lyme disease affects everyone so differently and is so hard to conquer. He has another appointment next Thursday and I just hope there is some improvement.